Greetings. Firstly, I'm sorry If this topic has gone to the wrong section. There's this "condition" and "symptom" section in the forum, which I don't really know which this belongs to.
Im a 17yr old guy. Lately, my mum has been having a sickness that worries me. It all starts when she had cough. It took about 2 weeks for her to recover. And she seems to have a lot of phlegm in her throat. On daytime, she appears normal and seldom coughs, but at night, whenever she fell asleep for some time, she'll wake up suddenly continued by violent coughing. this continues until she recovered.
Just recently, her cough gradually recovered, as well as those phlegm. But a few nights ago, she suddenly woke up coughing again, this time, wheezing and out of breath. Her face went pale possibly due to insufficient air(I didnt notice if her lips went blue). By the time she caught her breath, she kept "burping" out air after each cough, as though there was a lot of air inside her. We went to the doctor immediately, and she was given some "gas" to inhale(I suppose its those for asthma patients), and she felt better. The doctor recommended us to put a bowl of boiling water with VICKS(brand) oilment added in the room at night and arranged an appointment with ENT.
She went to the ENT specialist after that. The specialist said its because of excessive phlegm deposits in her throat that made her hard to breathe, and said something about acid going up her throat, irritating her and causing her to cough. is this acid influx?(read this from ur website)
Yesterday, she woke up again, coughing and wheezing, burping out air after each cough. This time, there isnt any phlegm in her throat. Luckily, it wasn't as serious as the first time. I asked her again for more details. She said that her throat suddenly felt irritated and start coughing. As for the wheezing, I asked if it was her lungs, she said she thinks the wheezing is from the throat as well when she inhale.
Im really sorry for the lengthy post(and bad grammar and english). I tried to provide as many details as possible in shortest form . I hope to know what are the possible sickness and what to do from u all. I checked ur site, but there are too many types of sickness =/ I would like to say thank you sincerely beforehand.
P.S: My mum's going to another specialist soon. But Im still worried. I'll feel better asking for advice from more people. =]
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